Just last week, streaming platform Netflix shared their January release list and as expected, they certainly didn't disappoint. Among the list of both new and archival films and series' premiering on the streaming giant, one film in particular caught our eye. Priyanka Chopra Jonas's latest film, The White Tiger is proving to be a film to watch as we head into the new year, and as always, we're here to provide you with all the details.
Adapted from the 2008 New York Time's best-selling novel, The White Tiger follows the dramatic tale of a young man's tumultuous journey from chauffeur to one of the city's wealthiest families, to successful Indian entrepreneur. The film will explore and critique corruption and class power struggles which are rife in the relationship between India's working and upper class. The White Tiger is slated to premier on Netflix on January 22, with details on its in-theatre release yet to be confirmed.
The movie's incredible cinematography is impossible to ignore, with the entire film being shot on location in India.
Watch the full trailer below.
Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be joining the cast in both an on-screen and off-screen role as executive producer. Rising star to watch, Adarsh Gourav helms the film as driver Balram Halwai. A graduate of The Drama School in Mumbai and a classically trained musician, his character, Balram, becomes a driver for the wealthy Ashok, played by Hindi film star Rajkummar Rao, and Pinky Madam, portrayed by Chopra Jonas.
Taking to Twitter, Chopra Jonas has spoken incredibly highly of her co-star, calling Gourav "one of the most talented newcomers I've ever worked with, and one of the most remarkable performances I've seen in a long time."
So proud to present the first look of THE WHITE TIGER - directed, written, and produced by Ramin Bahrani, based on The New York Times Bestseller and the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/Q9DJYKNbZr
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) October 15, 2020
Speaking about her own character, she shared that Pinky "comes in with this completely different perspective of life as it is in a developing country. That was really interesting for me to play, considering I'm an Indian... In my work in the U.S., I haven't done a dramatic part like that. So that was very exciting to me."